+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Key Concepts in Family Studies : Sage Key Concepts : 1st Edition - Jane Ribbens McCarthy

Key Concepts in Family Studies

Sage Key Concepts : 1st Edition

Paperback Published: 31st December 2010
ISBN: 9781412920063
Number Of Pages: 256

Other Formats

Share This Book:

Paperback

Ships in 3 to 4 business days

The Sage Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

`Key Concepts in Family Studies is written in an intelligent, engaging, and accessible manner by two leading and highly respected family scholars whose contributions to the field over the past two decades have been path-breaking. This is an important resource for students and professionals studying, and working in, the field of family studies within and across the disciplines of sociology, social policy, social work, health studies, education, and gender studies. Andrea Doucet, Professor of Sociology, Carleton University, Canada

`In each of the forty-eight short essays, the reader will find a theoretically informed and cross-referenced guide to the major themes that have constituted this highly significant area of the social sciences. Students and researchers will want to have this book close to hand, not simply as a reference work but as a stimulus to critical social analysis.' David H J Morgan, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Manchester, UK

This book's individual entries introduce, explain and contextuarse key topics within the study of family lives. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes.

Relevant, focused and accessible, this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of family studies.

This is a thoughtful and sometimes challenging elaboration of some of the key concepts in contemporary family studies. In each of the forty-eight short essays, the reader will find a theoretically informed and cross-referenced guide to the major themes that have constituted this highly significant area of the social sciences. Students and researchers will want to have this book close to hand, not simply as a reference work but as a stimulus to critical social analysis David H J Morgan Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester


Key Concepts in Family Studies is written in an intelligent, engaging, and accessible manner by two leading and highly respected family scholars whose contributions to the field over the past two decades have been path-breaking. This is an important resource for students and professionals studying, and working in, the field of family studies within and across the disciplines of sociology, social policy, social work, health studies, education, and gender studies Andrea Doucet Professor of Sociology Carleton University, Canada

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Attachment and Lossp. 9
Biologyp. 12
Carep. 17
Child Developmentp. 21
Childhood/Childrenp. 26
Comparative Approachesp. 30
Conflict Theoriesp. 34
Coupledom: Marriage/Partnership/Cohabitationp. 37
Demographyp. 42
Division of Labourp. 46
Domestic Violence and Abusep. 51
Families of Choicep. 56
Family as Discoursep. 58
Family Change and Continuityp. 62
Family Effectsp. 66
Family Formsp. 70
Family Lawp. 75
Family Life Cycle and Life Coursep. 79
Family Policiesp. 84
Family Practicesp. 88
Family Systemsp. 91
Fatherhood/Fathers/Fatheringp. 95
Feminismsp. 99
Functionalismp. 103
Grandparentsp. 106
Homep. 111
Householdp. 115
Individualizationp. 118
Intimacyp. 123
Kinshipp. 126
Motherhood/Mothers/Motheringp. 131
Negotiationp. 135
New Rightp. 138
Parenthood/Parents/Parentingp. 141
Personalp. 146
Phenomenological Approachesp. 149
Post-Coupledom: Separation/Divorce/Widowhoodp. 153
Powerp. 157
Problem Familiesp. 162
Public and Privatep. 166
Rationalitiesp. 169
Role Theoryp. 172
Siblingsp. 176
Social Divisionsp. 179
Socializationp. 184
Transnational Familiesp. 187
Index of sub-conceptsp. 191
Referencesp. 225
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781412920063
ISBN-10: 141292006X
Series: Sage Key Concepts Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st December 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.321